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January 23, 2013 11:34:04 PM

Hello im new to toms hardware and I've been on console for too much time now and I am planning on taking the leap to pc so can someone build me a hypothetical pc. I plan to mostly just game so keeping that in mind my budget is $800-1200 usd. Please include o.s. and everything else except a optical drive which I will cannabalize off a very very very old pc of mine. I plan on building this in about 3 months. Thanks in advance

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January 24, 2013 1:14:19 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.92 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.00 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1118.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 22:13 EST-0500)

This will breeze through any game on high to ultra settings.
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January 24, 2013 1:19:28 AM

I basically just took e_X's here and put a much, much better video card.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zfnj
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zfnj/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zfnj/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.92 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.00 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1158.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 22:18 EST-0500)
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January 24, 2013 1:24:28 AM

With the optical drive you might want to make sure it has a SATA connector on it. Most newer motherboards do not have the older 20 some pin connector and the older optical drives often do not have a SATA connector
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January 24, 2013 5:44:20 PM

My optical drive does have a connector on it so thanks for the heads up and I don't need a monitor.
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January 24, 2013 5:46:38 PM

What are the advantages of a ssd?
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